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The Sofia Hotel, San Diego

3.5-star3.5 stars
150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101, United States of America

Historic hotel with restaurant, near USS Midway Museum
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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  • Came down for my girlfriend’s birthday weekend. Hotel was clean and really cool looking.…Aug 3, 2020
  • Staff was amazing nice and friendly The only reason I won’t stay again is I had to pay…Jul 17, 2020

The Sofia Hotel, San Diego

from $122
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What’s around The Sofia Hotel, San Diego


  • In Downtown San Diego
  • USS Midway Museum - 13 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 14 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 16 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 44 min walk
  • Old Town San Diego State Park - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Mission Bay - 5.7 mi / 9.1 km
  • SeaWorld - 7 mi / 11.2 km

Getting around

  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 8 min drive
  • General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 37 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 15 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 24 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 36 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 7 min walk
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 9 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 16 min drive
  • Civic Center Station - 4 min walk
  • America Plaza Trolley Station - 6 min walk
  • 5th Avenue Station - 6 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 211 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms *



  • Valet parking *

  • Electric vehicle charging point

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1926
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Braille signage
  • Closed-captioned TV
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Lever door handles
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Currant American Brasseri - This restaurant serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

The Sofia Hotel, San Diego’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Sofia
  • The Sofia Hotel Hotel
  • The Sofia Hotel San Diego
  • The Sofia Hotel Hotel San Diego
  • Sofia Hotel
  • Sofia Hotel San Diego
  • Sofia San Diego


For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Tourism fee: USD 3.39 per accommodation, per night

Pet deposit: USD 35 per stay

  • Resort fee: USD 17.83 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 38.00 per night

Valet parking costs USD 38.00 per night with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between USD 20 and USD 30 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 35 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 15.85 per night (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for USD 15.85 per night (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Sofia Hotel, San Diego

  • Does The Sofia Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Sofia Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Sofia Hotel?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 38.00 per night. Valet parking costs USD 38.00 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at The Sofia Hotel?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 35 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of USD 35 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Sofia Hotel?
    You can check in from 4 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Sofia Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Sushi Deli 2 (2-min walk), Rei Do Gado - Brazilian Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant (4-min walk), and Grant Grill (4-min walk).
  • What is there to do near The Sofia Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include USS Midway Museum (13-min walk) and San Diego Convention Center (14-min walk), along with Balboa Park (0.8 mi) and San Diego Zoo (2.3 mi).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 3,079 reviews

Very Good 8.0
A okay stay
Hotel upgraded us to a suite but the suite looked liked it hasn’t been refurbished for years.. TV in the bedroom didn’t work and the furniture inside the living room since quite old and worn out .
Sona, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Classy and caring
Very classy, old school hotel right in downtown! John at the service desk was super nice and very helpful, even brought up the ironing board for us! Would definitely stay again!
Arthur, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Good for a business trip.
The staff was extremely friendly and hospitable. The hotel itself is very clean and nicely decorated. Only complaint is that although the a/c was working it did not cool off the room very well and it was stuffy. Other than that a one night stay was not bad.
Gary, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
I always choose to stay at the Sophia when i am in San Diego. Staff is friendly, rooms are clean and comfortable, and the attached restaurant is very good.
DEBORAH, us1 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Bug and filth infested
I have stayed in hotels in 3rd world countries that have been cleaner that The Sofia was. The only reason I chose this place is because ~6 years ago or a bit longer it was a so-so boutique hotel. Clearly they have gone down hill rapidly. I was very nervous sleeping in the bed and the morning after my nerves proved for a good reason (see photo). This FAKE Eyelash was found in my bed leaving me to believe the linens haven't been changed for who knows how long. The floor they put us on was filthy and under construction. the size of the room was hardly functional and the toilet was so low to the ground my elderly mother fell multiple times just to sit on the pot!
us2 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
I like the location, staff, very clean but the internet service is really bad.
Maria Regina, us3 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Low to mediocre
Small interior room. Window few feet from next wall and window. Had to leave AC off at night, too loud. Carpet old looks dirty.
Martin, us3 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
No door 🚪
Loved the room we had the king suite but ..... No door for any privacy and the bath door was not very good... always getting stuck. Other than that we had a great stay there
Richard, us2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Expensive and poor customer service
It wasn’t that great for the price. The valet was expensive. Our suite was one big room with a bathroom separating the bedroom from the living area. There was literally no privacy or barrier for the bedroom. Our actual room door didn’t fully close without applying force. More than once we realized the door wasn’t fully shut. The next morning our room key card was deactivated hours before checkout and instead of anyone coming to help, we had to go down to the lobby (from the 7th floor) to show ID and have it reactivated. The elevators are tiny and sound like they’re ready to break. Service was nonexistent and we felt incredibly unwelcome.
Angela GIGI, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Romantic weekend
Check in was quick and easy with polite staff. We came for Valentines weekend and the hotel did not disappoint. The room was clean and comfortable. We did not dine there but, we did bring wine and some appetizers. The room had wine glasses, a fridge , and a microwave oven. There was also wine for purchase in the room. The location was perfect for us. Walking distance to both Gaslamp and Little Italy. We did both the restaurants are awesome.
David, us2 night trip

The Sofia Hotel, San Diego

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